Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: how do I change the password complexity on a windows 7?

24 Jul 2013   #1
Contfe

Windows 2008 r, Windows 7, Windows 8
 
 
how do I change the password complexity on a windows 7?

Hi,

I'm using Win7 Ultimate with service pack and in the process of installing World Ship 16 we encounter error 26. Upon calling UPS for tech assistance they are telling me that the error is cause by the Password Complexity settings in Win7.

So I searched online and found in Microsoft that by searching for secpol.msc I can change the settings on my computer. However, I can't. I can see the menu, enter the properties, see the options, but they are grayed out. I repeated the process and made sure I access this as an admin to no avail.

I also tried this on my Win8 professional computer... same problem. So I figure, since they are on my network I need to change the settings on my server. So I access the settings only to see they where "Not Defined", regardless I changed the Password Complexity to Disable, and ran the cmd command gpupdate... Nothing!

Can you tell me what I've done wrong? Did I miss something? or is there a better way to do this?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Jul 2013   #2
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Hello Contfe,

I can't help you with the greyed out options, but regarding your initial problem, you might want to look at this tutorial


Good luck and keep us posted,
Nommy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2013   #3
Contfe

Windows 2008 r, Windows 7, Windows 8
 
 

Thank you,

But those are the steps I followed, only to be stoped by the fact that they are grayed out... I need a fix for that, or an alternate way to disable the password complexity.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Jul 2013   #4
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Hmm, does your account have administrator privileges?


Good luck and keep us posted,
Nommy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2013   #5
Contfe

Windows 2008 r, Windows 7, Windows 8
 
 

Yes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2013   #6
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Hrm, weird. It should work then..


Nommy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 how do I change the password complexity on a windows 7?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows wants me to change my password
Since recently W7 wants me to change the pw of my homegroup very regularly. Because I am the sole user of everything I don't want it to change: got the same one for 30 years now and it never harmed me...:sarc: How do I let the nag disappear? Thanks, Barend :D
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 password complexity registry
Does anyone know where I can find the password complexity registry? Or does anyone know how to make a batch file to disable it? Thanks
General Discussion
Password must meet Complexity Requirements - Enable
How to Enable or Disable Password must meet Complexity Requirements This will show you how to enable or disable that passwords for all users on the computer must meet complexity requirements.If enabled, passwords must meet the following minimum requirements: Not contain the user's...
Tutorials
Windows won't save password change
Hello fellow Windows 7ers, I have just had this problem recently that has been very frustrating. Preface this with: I had this OLD password that I had set. During this time I had that password I did use windows' system image utility to backup my old 500GB drive to restore it on a 1TB drive...
General Discussion
Password Change / Remove Password Problem
I've created a password for the guest account. Now I can neither change nor remove it. Logging on as admin I can't find a setting to change or remove guest account's password. Logging on as guest I am getting the "windows cannot change password" warning if I try to change or remove it. On...
General Discussion
Unable to change wifi password in windows 7
Hey all, I recently changed the SSID and wep key (10 digit - passphrase generated) on my router (Linksys WAG54 v3. Firmware 1.00.65). All computers on the network have been updated successfully and are accessing the internet, except one. It's a new Viao laptop, running Windows 7 Ultimate...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App